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Merida Cathedral (Catedral de San Ildefonso)
Merida Cathedral (Catedral de San Ildefonso)

Merida Cathedral (Catedral de San Ildefonso) Tours and Activities

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The second oldest cathedral in the Americas, the Mérida Cathedral (Catedral de San Ildefonso) was built atop a Mayan temple in the 16th century. Notable for its relatively austere façade and surprisingly stark Moorish interior, Mérida Cathedral also houses some of Mérida’s most significant religious artifacts, including the Christ of Blisters statue.

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Merida Street Food Walking Tour

Merida Street Food Walking Tour

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Get acquainted with Yucatecan specialties on this street food tour of Merida. Walk with a local guide to Merida’s main market plus a seafood restaurant and gelato shop. Sip fruit juices and sample plenty of local dishes, not limited to empanadas, tamales and seafood tacos along with ‘cochinita pibil’ (slow-roasted pork) and ‘panuchos’ (tortillas stuffed with refried black beans). Delicious!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$50.91
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$50.91
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5 Days Mayan Heritage visit Tulum Kohunlich Chicanna Becan Misol-Ha Palenque Edzna Uxmal and Chichen Itza

5 Days Mayan Heritage visit Tulum Kohunlich Chicanna Becan Misol-Ha Palenque Edzna Uxmal and Chichen Itza

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Discover Mexico’s rich Maya past with this 5-day heritage tour. Visit Tulum, ruins overlooking the Caribbean Sea; see stucco masks at Kohunlich; and check out zoomorphic figures in the temples of Chicanna. Swim in the waterfalls of Misol-Ha, visit an ornate tomb in Palenque, and marvel at the rounded pyramid of Uxmal. Learn about the Maya peoples’ incredible understanding of astronomy in Chichen Itza before your tour concludes.
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  • 5 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$922.29
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$922.29
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Private Yucatan Highlights Tour

Private Yucatan Highlights Tour

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Take the stress out of planning on this three-day tour of the Yucatan Peninsula and Quintana Roo. Visit Chichen Itza and enjoy a guided tour of this significant archaeological site and learn about the ancient civilization that used to inhabit the land. Also, travel to Merida, the capital city of the Yucatan state, and cool off in a cenote. The trip ends with a stop at Coba (a Mayan site) and Tulum.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$827.34
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$827.34
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Mini Yucatan 3days 2 nights Chichen Itza Cenote Merida Uxmal Celestun Coba caves from Cancun

Mini Yucatan 3days 2 nights Chichen Itza Cenote Merida Uxmal Celestun Coba caves from Cancun

Explore the awe-inspiring nature and rich culture of the Yucatan on a convenient multi-day guided excursion. Visit the ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza, swim in a cenote, and tour the historic city of Merida. See pink flamingos at Celestun Biosphere, visit the underground caves of Xibalba, and marvel at one of the largest ancient Mayan cities. Enjoy breakfast, transportation, and accommodations in Merida included the tour package.
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  • 3 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,562.67
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$1,562.67
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Maya Classic 5 days TULUM BACALAR CHETUMAL CALACMUL PALENQUE GULF OF MEXICO CAMPECHE UXMAL MERIDA CHICHEN ITZA IK KIL from Tulum

Maya Classic 5 days TULUM BACALAR CHETUMAL CALACMUL PALENQUE GULF OF MEXICO CAMPECHE UXMAL MERIDA CHICHEN ITZA IK KIL from Tulum

Do not miss the opportunity to see the most emblematic archaeological sites: Tulum, Calacmul, Uxmal, Palenque.  Visit the most important colonial cities of the Peninsula: Merida, Campeche and experience the magic of the most spectacular natural beauty places like Bacalar lagoon, Cenote Ik Kil.
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  • 5 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$2,238.98
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5-Day Private Tour in Riviera Maya with Pick Up

5-Day Private Tour in Riviera Maya with Pick Up

Do not miss the opportunity to see the most emblematic archaeological sites: Tulum, Calacmul, Uxmal, Palenque.  Visit the most important colonial cities of the Peninsula: Merida, Campeche and experience the magic of the most spectacular natural beauty places like Bacalar lagoon, Cenote Ik Kil.
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  • 5 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$2,328.54
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$2,328.54
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Merida Uxmal and Cacao Plantation Day Trip from Cancun and Riviera Maya

Merida Uxmal and Cacao Plantation Day Trip from Cancun and Riviera Maya

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Discover ancient temples, colonial architecture and a cacao plantation on a full-day, private trip to Uxmal and Merida from Cancun. Get a personal introduction to these highlights of the Yucatan Peninsula, with the flexibility to customize the day to your interests. Learn about local history, climb to the top of Maya pyramids, stroll through colorful historic neighborhoods and find out how local cacao goes from bean to chocolate bar.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$428.00
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$428.00
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Mike&Duck Walking Tour Merida

Mike&Duck Walking Tour Merida

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This experience is a walking tour, in the most emblematic buildings of the Merida´s Heart, during the tour you will feel that you return to the past by learning more about the history of the city and the buildings that are visited during the Tour. Besides talking about these important places, we will also talk about cenotes, the importance and creation, Mayan Aluxes, Equinoxes and much more! I will share personal stories and some urban stories. * If you can't see availability for a date or time, feel free to ask me. * Morning tour only for Spanish language. * Evening tour only for English language. * Morning tour (breakfast available). * Evening Tour (No Breakfast but includes surprise gift). * Both Tours (includes Typical Mexican Sweets).
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$24.00
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$24.00
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Private Yucatan Discovery Tour

Private Yucatan Discovery Tour

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In this four day and three night Yucatan Discovery Tour we first visit the Rio Lagartos Biosphere home of the flamingos, crocodiles and other sea life. Stay the night at Valladolid in a colonial hotel in the city square then explore the Yucatan Peninsula and Quintana Roo first The Archaeological wonder of Chichen Itza a modern world wonder and capital of a great civilization then Ek Balam the city of the Black Jaguar. Merida the capital city of the Yucatan state also known as the white city, Uxmal the city three times built with its magnificent mayan baroque style architecture and we visit a Beautiful hidden Cenote of crystalline waters. Then onto Coba a classic mayan site and Tulum the city by the sea
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,019.03
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$1,019.03
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Mérida Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

Mérida Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

With our walking tours, you’ll skip the mundane historical tours and discover the city through a local’s eyes. Experience a tour that will transform the way you travel to make it as much about the people you meet, as it is the places you see. Our local guides (Lokafyers) are passionate about their city and eager to share their knowledge and perspective. Since Lokafyers are not professional guides and tour occasionally, they provide an experience that’s authentic and personal, like a friend showing you around their city. By the end of the tour, you'll feel comfortable navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay.
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  • 2 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$31.17
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$31.17
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5 Days of Diversity in Yucatán in a 3 Star Hotel

5 Days of Diversity in Yucatán in a 3 Star Hotel

The beautiful state of Yucatan, with tourist attractions for all tastes, its main colonial cities such as Mérida, Izamal and Valladolid, also declared magical towns, spectacular archaeological sites that show the great legacy of Mayan culture, henequen haciendas that currently function as luxury hotels, restaurants and some like museums.
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$658.45
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$658.45

3 Days of Love in Mérida: The White City in a 3 Star Hotel

3 Days of Love in Mérida: The White City in a 3 Star Hotel

Founded in the northern part of the Yucatan Peninsula on the remains of an ancient Mayan settlement known as Ichcaanziho (five hills), the city of Mérida Yucatán is located; Distinguishing itself by its traditions, culture, human quality and above all by the beauty that surrounds its streets and each of the venues that combine the magic of the past with the modernity of the present, characteristics that enhance it and make it worthy of the title of very noble and very loyal city of Merida.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$867.88
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Private Half Day Tour in Merida

Private Half Day Tour in Merida

Merida, the American capital of culture on 2 occasions, is a tourist and cultural destination that every experienced traveler must know and enjoy by the hand of a native guide proud of its roots. Through this guided tour you and your companions will discover why Merida is a city full of cultural riches. You will marvel at the warmth of its inhabitants and the great gastronomic variety that this city offers to make it a place that you will not easily forget.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.99
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10-Day Yucatan Heritage Ecofriendly Tour from Cancun

10-Day Yucatan Heritage Ecofriendly Tour from Cancun

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Enjoy a fantastic trip through the World Heritage Sites of the Yucatan Peninsula. This trip has a perfect combination of the core nature and cultural activities, that sum up what Yucatan Peninsula is all about! Explore the amazing Sian Ka’an, Calakmul and Rio Lagartos Biosphere Reserves as well as the second largest coral reef of the world, the amazing Mayan jungle, the unique wetlands and the wide biodiversity that these ecosystems have to offer. Truly understand the history of the Mayans by visiting impressive archaeological sites such as Coba and Chichen Itza and visit the colonial cities of Valladolid and Merida.
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  • 10 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$2,495.00
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$2,495.00
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The Best of Merida Walking Tour

The Best of Merida Walking Tour

Discover the best Walking Tour of Yucatan! How old is the capital of Yucatan? What happens with the Mayans who were living there? Enjoy the cultural and iconic attractions of interest. Merida has so many great locations, each with its own fascinating tale. You will see the most important Merida sights: From Plaza Grande at the historic center to Paseo de Montejo, an avenue full of color. Discover the local and authentic side of one of the oldest cities in Mexico, located at the heart of the Yucatan Peninsula.
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  • 3 hours
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$467.54
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$467.54

Merida Sightseeing Tours~Also An Accessible Tour

Merida Sightseeing Tours~Also An Accessible Tour

This tour will be customized to what you are interested in seeing in Merida as a group. See the beautiful homes built back in the day
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$88.32
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$88.32

Magic Mexican Christmas Tour in Merida

Magic Mexican Christmas Tour in Merida

How is Christmas celebrated in Mexico? Discover a wide variety of traditions and customs, which include a wide range of seasonal cuisine. Visit the city's Christmas tree and the essential birth of Jesus, with human-sized figures. Mexican culture prepares for the great Christmas before December 24. On December 12, Mexicans celebrate the Guadalupe Virgin Day. Participate in a religious procession and celebrate this holiday closely, enjoying a very special walking tour around Merida’s Old Town. The visit of sights and craft markets are essential in this tour; There you will find all kinds of Christmas decorations and souvenirs.
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  • 2 hours
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$310.65
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Merida Cathedral (Catedral de San Ildefonso) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 17 Merida Cathedral (Catedral de San Ildefonso) tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Merida Cathedral (Catedral de San Ildefonso) costs USD 24.00. Guided Merida Cathedral (Catedral de San Ildefonso) tours start around USD 24.00 per person. See all 17 Merida Cathedral (Catedral de San Ildefonso) tickets and tours on Viator.
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